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Sisters in Spirit vigils take place across Canada on Saturday, October 4 | Oct 3 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Sisters in Spirit vigils are being held across Canada this Saturday, October 4th. Check the listing to find your city.
From Idle No More to a Civil Rights Movement | Oct 3 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | This "I am" is limitless: I am a mother, a daughter, an aunt. This I am is not a sociological "other"; not garbage strewn across the side of a highway or laying at the bottom of a river.
Why we need a federal ban on fracking | Oct 3 2014 | Emma Lui | With the federal election slated for next year, we need to ensure candidates take a position on a hydraulic fracturing and listen to the hundreds of communities calling for a ban on fracking.
Harry Okpik with director Laura Rietveld. Photo: Alex Margineanu
'Okpik's Dream' examines Inuit man's life through dog sledding | Oct 2 2014 | June Chua | In Okpik's Dream, filmmaker Laura Rietveld follows the life of Harry Okpik, an Inuit community leader and a well-known musher who competes yearly in Nunavik's gruelling 600-kilometre Ivakkak race.
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A national inquiry for #MMIW? Yes, but do it right. | Oct 2 2014 | Kim Stanton | Yes. Inquiries are expensive. But not addressing entrenched societal problems? Much more expensive.
Douglas Cardinal speaks out against plans to build condos on sacred site | Oct 1 2014 | Greg Macdougall | Speak out against the plan to build condos on scared Algonquin land.
Site C proposal puts treaty commitments to the test | Sep 30 2014 | David Suzuki | In standing up for the Peace Valley and saying no to the Site C Dam, Treaty 8 First Nations are acting not only on their own behalf, but also for other Canadians, including local farming communities.
Ban tar sands dilbit from Line 9 and Waterloo region and respect the treaties | Sep 30 2014 | Dan Kellar, Grand River Media Collective | On September 17, Waterloo region residents presented to council urging them to enact a municipal tar sands dilbit ban, and to honour settler treaty responsibilities to Indigenous nations.
GroundWire | September 29, 2014: Walking With Our Sisters, human rights museum, People's Climate March | Sep 30 2014 | GroundWire | This week's episode of Groundwire features stories about the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit, human rights museum, People's Climate March and more.
Francis Pegahmagabow: Marksman of the First World War | Sep 29 2014 | Mel Watkins | The most prolific sniper of the First World War was Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow, an Ojibwa from the Wasauksing First Nation. His name is often forgotten in histories of the period.
Watch: Idle No More at the People's Climate March in New York | Sep 26 2014 | Idle No More | Indigenous leaders at the People's Climate March in New York spoke to the urgency of climate change and the need for all of us to be #IdleNoMore.
"The Arctic Council planning a search for Sir John Franklin," by Stephen Pearce
What we're (not) talking about when we talk about the Franklin expeditions | Sep 26 2014 | Correy Baldwin | If this is our national story, then we are telling ourselves the wrong story.

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Québec Hydro Project/Plan Nord spark huge protests Unionist said... Thank you for posting about this, Lefauve. It was actually announced about 2 weeks ago, and there...
Book launch for Feminism FOR REAL and fundraiser for the Highway of Tears: Toronto: Feb 25 Catchfire said... A response to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on 'Feminism FOR REAL' Quote:I'm saying point...
Pipeline Oil Spill Affecting Little Buffalo milo204 said... The spill is apparently on their traditional land.  I think it's fair to assume the clean up...
Turning Harper's words against him Sean in Ottawa said... Nice, Thanks! in
Dru Oja Jay for MEC board NDPP said... SUNCOR is not only in the tarsands but Libya as well. Dru is exactly the right guy for the job! in
Their spirits live within us: Marching for murdered and missing Indigenous women Fidel said... Krystalline Kraus wrote:Even relying on the more modest statistics from NWAC, the list of missing...
On the theft and appropriation of Indigenous cultures by Robert Animikii Horton on rabble.ca kropotkin1951 said... Excellent article thx. When I was in Saskatoon this summer I went to the Mendel exhibition on the...
Should all colonialists just leave Canada? Maysie said... That's a touching and moving account of your feelings, which I know we are all the richer for...
Re: Aboriginal Politics: Bill C 3/ CHRA/ Indian Act/ Constitution/ Private property/Status/Intermarriage/ Representation Maysie said... Hi Kristien Michael, welcome to babble. A few things. You posted this exact same text and...
Newby.. George Victor said... Hellebore, (I had to tack on the "e"), your posting demands a reply. I have found that...

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